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The elements of a good working environment

31 Oct 2019 | Gudrun Ravetz

Experiences and the environment at work significantly shape our career progression and determine our engagement, enjoyment, and satisfaction with our job. Unsurprisingly, this all has an effect on retention in a job, something that the veterinary profession is challenged by.

A picture is worth a thousand words – translating the 5 welfare needs on set Listing Image
The workforce crisis part 3 - Are you Mark or Elizabeth? In 2018, it really shouldn’t matter Listing Image
What is the disease risk from imported dogs? Listing Image
The politics of animal sentience Listing Image
Can abattoirs meet our animal welfare expectations? Listing Image

Can abattoirs meet our animal welfare expectations?

09 Aug 2017 | Gudrun Ravetz | Public health

BVA, alongside our specialist division the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA), have talked about the necessary culture of compassion within abattoirs, and our evidence based stance call for all animals to be stunned before slaughter. With these BVA priorities in mind, JVP John Fishwick and BVA president Gudrun Ravetz visited a lamb abattoir in Wales.

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Making vets' voices heard on Brexit

02 May 2017 | Gudrun Ravetz | The veterinary profession

Whatever your vote in the EU referendum last June, the result came as a shock to most of us! At the forefront of this was the personal impact the referendum outcome had on our EU colleagues living and working in the UK, who make a vital contribution to the UK veterinary workforce and who were, overnight, facing the uncertainty of their status being used as political bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations. 

Stop normalising suffering: vets speaking out about brachys Listing Image
Can we avoid human error in veterinary practice? Listing Image
Brexit: pulling together as the veterinary family Listing Image
Dog microchipping laws: your questions answered Listing Image

Dog microchipping laws: your questions answered

11 May 2016 | Gudrun Ravetz | Companion animals

It’s now one month since the microchipping of dogs legislation came into force in England, Scotland and Wales (it has been compulsory in Northern Ireland since 2012). As is often the case with new legislation, there have been many questions about how it should be observed in everyday practice.

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The health of pedigree dogs

10 Mar 2016 | Gudrun Ravetz | Ethics and welfare

Although, for many of the UK public, pedigree dog breeds only come to their consciousness once a year, when Crufts hits our TV screens, the focus on pedigree breeding over the last few years has led to some improvements in dog health. Recent statistics show a reduction in some hereditary conditions as a result of the vital screening programmes carried out by the Canine Health Schemes.

A vet’s guide to getting fit with your dog Listing Image

A vet’s guide to getting fit with your dog

12 Jan 2016 | Gudrun Ravetz | Wellbeing

We know the health risks for us and our pets of being overweight (diabetes, heart disease, joint pain etc), so how about a New Year’s resolution to get fit with your pet? Exercising with your dog is great for your physical and mental health, and for your dog's too.

Are male vets worth more than female vets? Listing Image
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